Chandigarh: Suspected terrorists from Pakistan early Monday fired indiscriminately in Punjab’s Dinanagar town in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, leaving at least three people killed and five injured.
The terrorists fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station.
Dinanagar town is close to the Jammu and Kashmir border.
Meanwhile, Army deployed one of its unit from Pathankot to take control of the situation.
A gun battle was on between the terrorists, holed up inside a police station, and security forces. Five bombs were found on the Amritsar-Pathankot railway track.
The Home Ministry has also dispatched a team of National Security Guards (NSG) to help in neutralising the gunmen.
The terrorists, believed to have come from Pakistan border side, fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station. Eyewitnesses said the terrorists fired on a bus going towards Jammu and later moved towards the police station.
Police sources said three to four terrorists in Army uniforms and carrying automatic weapons were hiding inside the police station. They hijacked a car from a nearby highway and came to the Dinanagar bus stand around 5.30 am.
Punjab Police sources said the incident indicated that it was a Fidayeen attack.
Giving his first reaction on the terrorist attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh says he spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to take stock of the situation.